Fernando Ruben Gago is an Argentine football midfielder, who plays for La Liga club Real Madrid.
On Wednesday, November 15 2006, Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon confirmed the signings of Gago as well as compatriot Gonzalo Higuain, and puts through a policy of signing younger players to gradually replace the older stars in the squad. However, news later put reports of Higuain's departure to Real Madrid to rest as River Plate rejected a 10 million euro bid for the striker stating they would prefer him remain until at least June 2007. During the 2006 South American transfer saga, Gago's name was also linked with AC Milan. However, Ariedo Braida, Milan's top transfer guru was quoted as saying, "They (Gago and Higuain) only want to go to Real Madrid". The transfer was finally agreed on December 19 2006 for 20,400,000 euro.
Gago made his debut for Real Madrid in the 2-0 La Liga defeat against Deportivo La Coruna on January 7, 2007.
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